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Local law enforcement stepping up the heat on area drug dealers, manufacturers

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jessica Shamblin
Citizen complaints about drug activity at a home east of Moko has led to five arrests.

After an investigation by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, a search warrant was obtained on June 2 for a home at 195 Juniper Berry Road.

According to Sheriff Buck Foley, officers located numerous items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with several items of drug paraphernalia.

Frank Aviles
16th Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden has filed charges against Gary Owens Jr., Randall Mathis Jr., Jerry Butler, Jessica Shamblin and Luetta Butler. The five are charged with the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The five defendants are being held in jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.

On Wednesday, June 1, the search of a residence on Highway 62/412 outside of Ash Flat turned up illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Randall Mathis Jr.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence of Frank Aviles following a joint investigation by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, the Ash Flat Police Department, the Arkansas State Police and the 16th and 3rd Judicial District's drug task forces into the illegal distribution of narcotics.

Formal charges filed against Aviles include delivery of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Additional charges are expected to be filed at a later date.

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Is there any more reports on this story? I can't figure out how to search for more information.


-- Posted by Js764011 on Thu, Jun 9, 2011, at 1:32 PM

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